Portland, OR. Over 150 guests tuned in to support Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp‘s second annual virtual gala and online auction. It raised over $156,000. Art Edwards was the host of the event. Over the course of the hour-long event on April 21st, guests watched videos and heard personal stories of how Camp has impacted and changed their lives.
The show ended with a tribute to long-time supporter and professor emeritus, Ann Fullerton who was instrumental in creating and growing the long-standing Portland State University/MHKC capstone program. To see a recording of this event, please go to www.mhkc.org/gala.
Here’s a video about the camp:
There are few places where individuals with disabilities can spend a week joyfully focusing on their abilities. For over 85 years, Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp (MHKC) has offered incredible outdoor recreational programming for campers with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities at its fully accessible 22-acre campsite in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
On any given summer day, our campers are catching fish, conquering their fear on the adventure course and zipline, splashing at the pool, riding a horse for the first time, whitewater rafting, paddling a canoe on Trillium Lake, and dancing the night away at campfire. Wheelchair-accessible trails and innovations such as adaptive saddles, harnesses, and bicycles make the traditional camp experience available to all. Camp doesn’t just offer outdoor activities, it offers a chance for people with disabilities to make new friends and build community in a friendly, non-judgmental environment where they can feel empowered and included.